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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Peanut Cultivars with Enhanced Sensory and Shelf-Life

Location: Market Quality and Handling Research

2011 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Develop virginia- and runner-type peanut cultivars with enhanced sensory quality and improved shelf-life.


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Sensory quality of roasted seeds from breeding lines from the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service's peanut breeding program will be evaluated by a sensory panel, and composition of seed components related to flavor and shelf-life will be determined.


3.Progress Report

This research relates to in house objective 1: Determine the effect of production location, maturity, curing, seed moisture, composition, processing and relevant interactions to improve flavor and flavor consistency in peanut varieties and breeding lines.

Peanuts from the Uniform Peanut Performance Trials which included samples from all peanut production states and all state and federal peanut breeders were received and analyzed. Data from this work continues to be invaluable to peanut breeders, shellers and manufacturers for development of new varieties, shelling protocols and potential changes in process response, respectively.


Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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